Head, USAID PAHAL and Impact Investments at IPE Global Ajooni Impact Investment Advisors Private Limited
India has a vibrant social-investor sector that can contribute to bridging the gap of sustainable development of unserved rural poor and the marginalized communities. Emergence of a young generation of social investors has given rise to innovative models of financing and investing in social programs. As social giving moves from the traditional ‘grants’ to ‘innovative financial tools’, there is a need to create an ecosystem that will nurture the symbiotic relationships between the funders and the receivers. There is a need to bring all these efforts together to create a meaningful impact.
The session will bring out the challenges and opportunities faced by organizations when moving from traditional grant making to strategic social investing with references to case studies of the participating organizations.
- What are some of the innovative instruments and models of funding being implemented currently?
- Funding to Financing: How to move from traditional grant making to strategic investing through simple grant making to different funding tools
- How can different players work together to unlock new sources of financing?
- What kind of readiness is required by organizations to move from traditional grant making to strategic grant making?